Whenever you feel overwhelmed and doubt your strength, resolve, or ability to survive a hardship or overcome a challenge in life, take a moment to remember how many challenges you’ve already faced on your journey and how far you’ve come.
Remember that stress is caused by trying to have power over things that are beyond your control.
Focus on what you can do, not on what you can’t do.
Every obstacle we encounter and learn from helps provide us with the knowledge & strength necessary to handle whatever comes next.
In the same way we don’t build muscles if we don’t use them, we don’t develop the strength to overcome obstacles in our comfort zone.
As such, encountering and working through problems is an essential part of life.
It’s not that we should wish to eliminate all challenges from our lives, but instead focus on developing the strength, discipline, and attitude necessary to effectively deal with each & every one that we encounter.
“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” — Carlos Castaneda
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- Life isn’t fair.
- Don’t you ever give up
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- Growth and Discomfort : Getting outside of your comfort zone
- 20 things I’ve learned about determination & commitment in 333 days.
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